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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Thesis - University of Chicago, 1920
Topic: Penance
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by Cornford, Francis Macdonald, 1874-1943
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by Vasubandhu; La Vallée Poussin, Louis de, 1869-1938
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Topic: Buddhaghosa
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by Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945; Swabey, William Curtis, 1894-; Swabey, Marie Taylor (Collins) 1891- joint tr
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Topics: Relativity (Physics), Knowledge, Theory of, Substance (Philosophy)
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by Pollard, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1859-1944; Greg, W. W. (Walter Wilson), 1875-1959
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Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Sir Thomas More (Old Play)
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by Vaillat, Léandre, 1878-1952; Ratouis de Limay, Paul, 1881-
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Topic: Perronneau, Jean Baptiste, 1715-1783
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by Langdon, Stephen, 1876-1937
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Topic: Sumerian language -- Texts
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by Wright, F. A. (Frederick Adam), 1869-1946
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Topics: Feminism -- Greece, Greek literature -- History and criticism, Women in literature, Women -- Greece
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by Warrand, Duncan, 1877-; Barron, Evan Macleod, 1879-
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Topics: Forbes family, Inverness (Scotland) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Palyi, Melchior, 1892-; Weber, Max, 1864-1920
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Einführung: Max Weber als Nationalökonom und Politiker, von Gerhart von Schulze-Gaevernitz.- Pt. 1 Geschichte und Methodenlehre.- Pt. 2. Natürliche und individuell-phychologische Grundlagen des Gesellschaftsleben.- Pt. 3. Grundkategorien und Elementarformen der Vergesellschaftung.- Pt. 4. Soziologie der Sprache.- Bd. II. Pt. 5. Strukturprobleme des modernen Staates.- Pt. 6. Soziologie der Religion, der Künste and Wissenschaft.- Pt. 7. Klassen und Stände.- Pt. 8. Wirtschaftsgeschichte und...
Topic: Sociology
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by Student Christian Movement of Great Britain and Ireland; Davies, Walford, Sir, 1869-1941
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Topic: Hymns, English
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Topics: Education -- Ireland History, Monasteries -- Ireland, Education, Medieval -- Ireland
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by Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971; Sykes, Mark, 1879-1919; Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965
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Topic: Sykes, Mark, 1879-1919
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by Holland, Henry Edward Vassall Fox, Baron, 1802-1859; Ilchester, Giles Stephen Holland Fox-Strangways, Earl of, b. 1874
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Topic: Great Britain -- Court and courtiers
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Topic: English literature -- History and criticism
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by Baum, Julius, b. 1882
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Topics: Art -- Germany Swabia, genealogy
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by Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920
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Topics: Afrikaners, South Africa -- History
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by Gullett, Henry Somer, 1878-; Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921); Australian War Memorial
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia
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by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
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by Tormay, Cecile, 1876-1937
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[Vol. 1] Revolution, with a foreword by the Duke of Northumberland.--[Vol. 2] The Commune
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Topics: Hungary -- History Revolution, 1918-1919, genealogy
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by Bodleian Library. MSS. (Selden Supra 52); Kalén, Herbert, 1893-; Ohlander, Urban, 1901-; Bath, John Alexander Thynne, 4th Marquis of, 1831-1896
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Topic: Bible
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by Neidhart von Reuenthal, 13th cent
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Topic: German language
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by Gibb, H. A. R. (Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen), Sir, 1895-1971
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Topic: Bukhoro (Uzbekistan) -- History
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by Karlgren, Bernhard, 1889-1978; Karlgren, Bernhard, 1889-
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Topic: Chinese language
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by Bodleian Library. MSS. (Selden Supra 52); Kalén, Herbert, 1893-; Ohlander, Urban, 1901-; Bath, John Alexander Thynne, 4th Marquis of, 1831-1896
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Topic: Bible
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by Mellerio, André, b. 1862
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Topic: Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916
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by Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
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by Jaeger, Werner Wilhelm, 1888-1961
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Topics: Aristotle, Philosophy, Ancient
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by Grey of Fallodon, Edward Grey, Viscount, 1862-1933
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Topic: Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850
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by Vasubandhu; La Vallée Poussin, Louis de, 1869-1938
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Topic: Buddhism
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by Calcutta. Imperial library. Buhar library; Hidyat usain
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I. Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts
Topics: Manuscripts, Arabic -- Bibliography, Arabic literature -- Bio-bibliography
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by Lüthgen, Eugen, 1882-
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Topics: Sculpture, Romanesque, Sculpture
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by Lydgate, John, 1370?-1451?; Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Laurent de Premierfait, d. 1418; Bergen, Henry, 1873-
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Topic: genealogy
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by McGovern, William Montgomery, 1897-
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Topics: Buddha and Buddhism, Cosmology
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Topics: Greek literature, Hellenistic -- History and criticism, Hellenism, Greece -- Civilization,...
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Topics: Residenz zu Würzburg, Architecture, Baroque
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Topics: Decoration and ornament -- History, Decoration and ornament
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Topic: Banks and banking -- Dictionaries Italian
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Topic: Bohomolec, Franciszek, 1720-1784
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Topics: East India Company, East Indies -- Commerce Great Britain, Great Britain -- Commerce East Indies
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Topics: Diaries -- History and criticism, Diaries -- Bibliography
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by Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945
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Vol. 1. - Der Sprache.- Vol. 2. - Das mythische Denken.- Vol. 3. - Phänomenologie der Erkenntnis
Topics: Knowledge, Language, Mythology, Symbolism
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Topic: France -- History
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by Archives départementales de la Haute-Marne; Laloy, Pierre Antoine, 1749-1846; Gautier, Paul; Massiet du Biest, Jean
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Topics: Archives -- France Haute-Marne, Haute-Marne (France) -- History Sources Bibliography
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by Stendhal, 1783-1842; Debraye, Henry, 1878-1948; Royer, Louis, 1888-
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Topic: Grail -- Legends
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by Krishnaswami Aiyangar, Sakkottai, 1871-1947
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Topics: Civilization, Indian (East Indian), Saivism, Pallavas, India -- History
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by Ballard, Adolphus, 1867-1915; Great Britain. Laws, statutes, etc; Tait, James, 1863-1944
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Topics: Boroughs -- Great Britain, Municipal government -- Great Britain History, Great Britain --...
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by Laidlaw, George E; Royal Ontario Museum
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Topics: Indians of North America -- Ontario Antiquities, Tobacco pipes
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Topics: Indians of Mexico, Treatment of, Slavery and slave-trade
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by Warrand, Duncan, 1877-; Barron, Evan Macleod, 1879-
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Topics: Forbes family, Inverness (Scotland) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Boas, Frederick S. (Frederick Samuel), 1862-1957
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by Fontainas, André, 1865-1948; Vauxcelles, Louis, 1870-; Gromort, Georges; Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
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t.1. L'a peinture, la gravure, le dessin/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.2. L'architecture/par G. Gromort. La sculpture/par A. Fontainas et L. Vauxcelles. - t.3. L'art décoratif/par G. Mourey
Topic: Art -- France History
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by Bell, Aubrey F. G. (Aubrey Fitz Gerald), 1882-1950
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Topic: Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580
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by Millward, Jessie, 1861-; Booth, J. B. (John Bennion), 1880-
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Topics: Actors -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc, Theater -- England London
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Topics: Russia -- Industries, Russia -- Economic conditions 1918-, Russia -- Intellectual life
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by Boule, Marcellin, 1861-1942
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Topics: Human beings -- Origin, Prehistoric peoples
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by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Gürtler, Hans, 1887-1920; Leitzmann, Albert, 1867-1950
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by Sartorius von Waltershausen, August, Freiherr, 1852-1938
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Topics: Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929, Romanticism, Literature, Modern -- 19th century History and...
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by Tilander, Gunnar, 1894-1973
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Topic: Roman de Renart
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by Vasubandhu; La Vallée Poussin, Louis de, 1869-1938
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Topic: Buddhism
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by Escholier, Raymond, 1882-1971
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Topic: Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
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by Petronius Arbiter; Langle, Louis de
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by Donne, John, 1572-1631; Sparrow, John Hanbury Angus, 1906-
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Topic: Meditations
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Topics: Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895, Duplessis, Marie, 1824-1847
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by Boutflower, Charles, 1846-1936
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Topic: Bible
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by Levy, Reuben
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Topic: Persian literature -- History and criticism
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Topics: Tutankhamen, King of Egypt, Burial, Tombs